We Need Your Like In Rivers Brick House, Youths Tell Abe

…Pledge To Jettison Sentiment In 2023 Polls

Over 2000 youths from different spectrum of the society in Rivers State, have urged the former Senator representing Rivers South East district, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe to run for governorship in the 2023 general elections, saying he is eminently qualified for the position.

The youths who stated this during an interactive session with Rivers State Youths and Young Professionals in Port Harcourt on Saturday, said the  2023 governorship election is intrinsic to the people, and needs the likes of Abe to pilot the ship of state.

They urged Senator Abe not to shy away from the responsibility of using his leadership acumen to steer the  state to it’s desired attainment.

The youths who majorly comprised of student groups and young entrepreneurs, praised the former Secretary to the Rivers State Government for giving them the platform to lend their voices to the advocacy for a greater Rivers State.

According to Dr. Sobariko Leebara, a management consultant and lecturer at the Rivers State University (RSU) the event is ‘neither a PDP nor APC gathering’, but a Rivers affair, adding that all the participants, including the distinguished Senator Abe, was there to brainstorm on the way forward for the state.

He averred that since the concept of democracy is hinged on the people, any government that is averse to the people is not acceptable would be unacceptable.

Another speaker, Dr. Bethel Oko-Jaja in his submission, described Senator Abe as a thorough bred philanthropist and lover of education, and thanked him for financial assistance which enabled him acquire his doctorate.

Also speaking, the Natural Ruler of Barako Kingdom in Gokana Local Government Area, HRH, Mene Kadilo Kabari described Senator Abe as a man of integrity and promise keeper.

Chronicling the many benevolent activities of the former federal lawmaker in the state, King Kabari further lauded him for producing many leaderships in the state.

Some youth groups which spoke at the event include the Rivers Youths Federation (RYF), National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS), Ijaw Youths Congress (IYC), Ogoni Youths Federation (OYF), Ekpeye Youths Federation (EYF) and the youth wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

Speaking earlier, Senator Abe said he decided to organize the interactive session with the youths because they are an important constituent part of every community, adding that it became necessary to use the occasion to hear and interact with them.

“At the end of the day, that is what it’s all about. Who and you are, and what you are bringing to the table, and what the people expect.

“I believe that we are doing our best to try to make that connection and let the people have a feel of who we are, while we also hear from them to make us make decisions that’s in their best interest”, he said.

Highlight of the event was a question and answer session where the former Senator addressed many issues agitating the minds of participants.

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